'Excruciating day' after girl's transplant

Sarah Murnaghan, the Philadelphia girl who underwent a lung transplant this month after a court battle, struggled after a breathing tube was removed Wednesday, so doctors "sedated and re-intubated" the girl, her mother said through a family representative.
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewConnective tissue disease-related interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD) previously was a relative contraindication to lung transplantation primarily due to extra-pulmonary involvement of the disease. Recent published information focusing on the diagnosis and management of the extra-pulmonary complexities associated with CTD-ILD that challenge the success of lung transplantation indicate similar outcomes when compared to idiopathic causes of interstitial lung disease. Recent literature examining appropriate wait-listing criteria, disease management, and outcomes after lung transplantation are discusse...
Source: Current Respiratory Care Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Almost exactly a year ago, Tiffany and Chuck Palmer were told to expect a stillborn baby. Now, their son is eight months, after getting both his heart and lungs replaced. And he is home in Kansas City.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) has adverse liver, kidney, and cardiovascular consequences in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), including those on dialysis therapy and in those with a kidney transplant. Since the publication of the original Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) HCV Guideline in 2008, major advances in HCV management, particularly with the advent of direct-acting antiviral therapies, have now made the cure of HCV possible in CKD patients. In addition, diagnostic techniques have evolved to enable the noninvasive diagnosis of liver fibrosis.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Guideline Summary Source Type: research
American Journal of Transplantation,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
Source: American Journal of Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe lung allocation score system in the United States and several European countries gives more weight to risk of death without transplantation than to survival following transplantation. As a result, centers transplant sicker patients, leading to increased length of initial hospitalization. The care of patients who have accumulated functional deficits or additional organ dysfunction during their prolonged stay can be ethically complex. Disagreement occurs between the transplant team, patients and families, and non-transplant health care professionals over the burdens of ongoing intensive intervention. These cases ...
Source: HEC Forum - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
ConclusionThe GLCCI1 variant was associated with a significant decrease of the TLC at 3  years after LT and the development of CLAD at 3 years, especially in patients undergoing cadaveric LT.
Source: Surgery Today - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Transplant Infectious Disease,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
Source: Transplant Infectious Disease - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionIn this single-center retrospective study, SIPAT did not predict cumulative re-admissions. Further study is required to validate SIPAT before clinical implementation.
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study demonstrates that organ transplant recipients, and especially children, are at increased risk of postoperative complications after cochlear implantation in comparison with healthy CI recipients.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Cochlear Implants Source Type: research
The Stanford integrated psychosocial assessment for transplantation (SIPAT) is a validated psychosocial evaluation tool in the transplant population.
Source: Heart and Lung - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
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